Taishan is a coastal city along the southern province of Guangdong, China -- where an estimated half-million Chinese Americans are descendants. Many of these early Taishanese settlers who helped build the Chinatowns across America, were gritty entrepreneurs just like Wesley Huang.
In 1984, Huang immigrated from Taishan to New York City as a teenager and took a leap of faith that forced him to get up to speed with a new language and new culture, in a big city. He benefited from a Manhattan education, graduating from Seward Park High School and then City College of New York where he developed a passion for software engineering. While in school gaining practical skills that landed him a job, he also worked part-time in a restaurant supply store, gaining niche industry expertise and contacts -- which would turn out to be the seeds planted for his future success.
After graduating from CCNY in 1995, Huang found a job working as a software engineer -- but was... Read More